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Where Ocean Vistas Inspire Vibrant Communities

With the sea and sun as our backdrop, we cannot help but channel these forces in our intellectual and personal exchanges at UC Santa Barbara. UCSB combines bright and motivated individuals from all walks of life, establishing a multi-dimensional community. Students, faculty, and staff are supremely balanced, striking the perfect blend of academics, culture, and social engagement.

Gaucho enthusiasts love the variety offered on campus—from the arts, to athletics, to environmental sustainability—and there is no shortage of opportunity to get involved. We find that our benefactors are just as balanced as our people: they’re friendly, intellectual, and committed to fostering a sense of community on campus and beyond. Donors and UC Santa Barbara hold the kind of symbiotic relationship that enables the campus to thrive and offer the kind of vibrant atmosphere that is so unmistakably “Gaucho.” Join the thousands of alumni, parents, and friends who have integrated into our community—because once a Gaucho, always a Gaucho.

12th ranked university in the nation to boast the happiest students (Princeton Review)
#1212th ranked university in the nation to boast the happiest students. (Princeton Review)
Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin of lynda.com
It’s about understanding people better and understanding cultures better. And I think that’s a very important thing to support.
Lynda Weinman with Bruce Heavin